Essex Police Special Constabulary celebrate first anniversary of Employer Support Policing with Worldpay
Worldpay give their employees up to 10 fully paid days to police their local community. They have supported our Employer Supported Policing Scheme since November last year. The Employer Supported Policing Scheme is where an organisation allows an employee allocated days or hours, per month or year, out of their job to be a Special Constable. The scheme is tailor made to the organisation, to benefit them and the employee.
Businesses support the scheme as it improves their employees transferable skills and job satisfaction.
Special Constable Iain Jowett (pictured third from right with colleagues) has been volunteering with Essex Police for more than two years. He is an employee of World Pay and is allowed up to 10 fully-paid days off each year to volunteer in his community. World Pay also give back to their community by regularly volunteering. This week, their employees spent a proportion of their volunteering time in our college supporting our trainee officers with their role play practicals.
Being a Special helps our volunteers gain skills in conflict management and decision making while improving their confidence and self-assurance. Special Constables are volunteer Police Officers. They have the same police powers, uniforms and equipment as regular Police Officers but sacrifice their free time on a voluntary basis, organising their busy personal lives, day jobs and other commitments around police duties. They do not get paid, but are reimbursed for expenses.
If you would like your business to become part of our Employer Supported Policing scheme, please get in touch by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about our Employer Support Policing scheme, visit the website.
For more information about becoming a Special Constable, visit: www.essex.police.uk/specials.